“Exit, Pursued By a Bear by Lauren Gunderson”
WWC Theatre Department
This production is part of the Warren Wilson College Theatre 2015-2016 season Not Suitable For Children: Crisis. Catharsis. Comedy. More information, including times and tickets, will be available soon.
The Story: Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional and actual—cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenact scenes from their painful past. In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are each freed from their pasts in this smart, dark, revenge comedy.
Weavings by Robin Johnston will be on view alongside collaborative works by the WWC Fiber Arts Crew.
Robin Johnston’s work deals with measuring time and capturing moments as they pass. She collects various data such as sleep patterns and moon cycles to create conceptually driven woven works. Johnston holds an MFA in textiles from California College of the Arts and recently completed a 3-year artist residency at Penland School of Crafts.
The Out Monologues
This annual event takes place on Warren Wilson’s campus and has historically been a space for student stories. This year we are dedicated to honoring the older generations–the mentors, the trail blazers. Along with the student stories that will be included, we are seeking individuals from the community who are interested in telling their coming-out stories or stories that exemplify your involvement in LGBTQ History. We value your story and want to honor your role in the community.
If you are interested in contributing your story to this event, we would encourage you to plan a 10-15 minute monologue or set of notes to act as your script on stage. The event will be held in Bryson Gym on Warren Wilson’s campus on Sunday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. The night will close with a fleeting Coming-Out Party including cake and some dance tunes to conclude in celebration.
Hosted by Mike ’70 and Claudia ’69 Nix, owners of Liberty Bicycles, the evening will include a presentation of the 2015/16 Warren Wilson Cycling Team, remarks by keynote speaker Brent Bookwalter of BMC Racing, and a raffle featuring prizes from Industry Nine, Cane Creek, Liberty Bikes, and others. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Kindly R.S.V.P. to Kelly Ball at email@example.com.
October 18 – 24
Build a Guitar with Jack Hastings
Join luthier Jack Hastings on campus to build a custom Martin D-18-style guitar with pre-war forward shifted bracing or a Martin 000-18 style with slotted headstock and 12 frets for finger-style playing. View the core skills students will learn. The cost is $1600. For more information, please see the workshop registration page.
Crafting a Vision, Building a Plan
A Listening Session with Steve Solnick
Jones Residence – Philadelphia PA
Join us at the residence of Jonathan and Marjorie Jones, longtime friends of Warren Wilson College. This event will set the stage for imagining and building the next era of innovation and success of Warren Wilson College. President Steve Solnick will be on hand to initiate a conversation with the College’s alumni and friends. Kindly R.S.V.P. to Kelly Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All events are subject to change.